Welcome to Night Vale (A Novel)

Hannah’s Pick: Welcome to Night Vale (A Novel) by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor Welcome to Night Vale (A Novel) covers the strange, strange, strange happenings and goings on in the town of Night Vale. Imagine if you will a town in the middle of a desert with all of the oddities of every Twilight Zone…

Perfectly Imperfect

Jane’s Pick: Perfectly Imperfect by Baron Baptiste Such a small book, but such a deep impact on me. I read it quickly at first and thought “this would be a great gift book” – but as I read, I slowed down and started going back and re-reading chapters. I really started absorbing the insights and…

The Giving Tree

Dallas’ Pick: The Giving Tree By: Shel Silverstein This has always been one of my favorite books growing up. Reading it now as an adult I have started to see it in a different view. The book is about a tree and her best friend, which is a young boy in the start of the…

Magpie Murders

Sara’s Pick: Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz Alan Conway is a disagreeable, but popular mystery author whose books are set in the English countryside. A cleaning lady dies in an accident (or was she pushed?), the lord of the manor is murdered, his Roman antique coins and jewelry are stolen … Then Alan dies after…

The Nest

Jane's Pick: The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix SweeneyI thought the Nest was the perfect summer read. I got swept up by the story of four adult siblings all waiting for the "Nest" – the family's term for the inheritance they will receive when the youngest turns 40.  Each of the siblings is dysfunctional in their…

Kingdom Keepers

Dallas’ Pick: Kingdom Keepers: Disney after Dark By: Ridley Pearson ATTENTION ALL DISNEY FANS!!! This is an absolutely must read! I went to Disney for the first time last year and came across this book at the library. Working in the Children’s Department I figured it would be a fun read. It was so much…

It’s Always the Husband

Sara’s Pick: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell Three college roommates: an out-of-control New York sophisticate, a townie, and one on scholarship from the Midwest, share a dysfunctional relationship with each other at a small Ivy League school. There is a shocking tragedy spring of their freshman year and a murder twenty years later…

I’m Traveling Alone

Sara’s Pick: I’m Traveling Alone by Samuel Bjork Someone is killing six-year-old girls and posing them with their school backpacks at their feet and a note saying “I’m traveling alone”. Police race to stop the killer as they realize the granddaughter of the chief investigator is the next target. A psychological thriller with another twist…

A Dog’s Purpose

Alberto’s Pick: A Dog’s Purpose directed by Lasse Hallström Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton Dogs provide unconditional love, non-judgmental companionship and teach us about loyalty, responsibility and mortality. Dogs aren’t with us for long. That’s what they have to teach us, that we have just so many of these moments and we shouldn’t…

Maybe in Another Life

Cori’s Pick: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid If you’re looking for a good pool or beach read this summer – this recommendation is for you! At age twenty-nine, Hannah has moved six times and had countless jobs. Still trying to figure out what she’s…

The Fault in Our Stars

Dallas’ Pick: The Fault in Our Stars By: John Green I think that John Green is a fun writer in general. He has a way that he writes deep and dark in more of a personal style. Most of his novels could be real stories with a little imagination thrown in. The Fault in Our…

Gone Without a Trace

Sara’s Pick: Gone Without a Trace by Mary Torjussen Hannah is excited to share the news of her impending promotion with her live-in boyfriend Matt, only to discover when she arrives home that every trace of him has been removed from their house. But while she searches for him, he seems to be coming back…